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EPA receives 51 requests totalling $6 billion-plus for third round WIFIA funding

EPA receives 51 requests totalling $6 billion-plus for third round WIFIA funding

July 22, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) third Notice of Funding Availability, the agency received 51 letters of interest, collectively requesting $6.6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding. This exceeds the $6 billion that EPA is offering, demonstrating the critical need for investment inRead More

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

May 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Interior & Environment Appropriations bill in May, which funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and included a significant increase for key EPA programs. This occurred on the same day President Trump broke off discussions with Congressional leaders on aRead More

EPA’s new round of WIFIA loans totals $6 billion

EPA’s new round of WIFIA loans totals $6 billion

April 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

In March, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the availability of funding to provide an estimated $6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans in 2019. “Through WIFIA, we are addressing several of President Trump’s top priorities simultaneously: modernizing our nation’s aging infrastructure, improvingRead More

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

March 18, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would be cut by nearly a third next year under an FY20 budget proposal released by the Trump administration last week. The spending cuts, which would reduce EPA appropriations from their FY19 level of just over $8.8 billion to $6.1 billion next year, would alsoRead More

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Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA chief

March 4, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The Senate voted 52-47 last week to confirm Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler was expected to be sworn in after holding the position of acting administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned from the post last July. Following Pruitt’s resignation, President Donald TrumpRead More

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

February 25, 2019 at 9:20 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently announced EPA’s first-ever comprehensive Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. This historic PFAS Action Plan responds to extensive public interest and input the agency has received over the past year and represents the first time EPA has built aRead More

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

February 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to increase the use of domestically-produced iron, steel, cement and manufactured goods on a broad range of water and other infrastructure projects that receive federal funding assistance. However, the order does not alter the underlying statutory Buy American requirementsRead More

Wheeler addresses water priorities at Senate confirmation hearing

Wheeler addresses water priorities at Senate confirmation hearing

January 28, 2019 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andrew Wheeler appeared before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee earlier this month for a confirmation hearing on his nomination to serve as EPA administrator. Wheeler, who President Trump formally nominated on Jan. 9 to lead the agency on a permanent basis, has served as acting administrator since formerRead More

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as EPA’s acting administrator since last July, a role he assumed following the resignation of former administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump shared his plans to nominateRead More

Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

December 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Last month, Dr. Peter Grevatt, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), announced his retirement from the agency after more than 30 years of service. Grevatt first joined EPA’s Office of Water in 2002 as the Acting Director for the Standards and HealthRead More